usage note for colour
OTHER WORDS FROM colourtrans·col·our, adjective
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How to use colour in a sentence
They were dressed in sober colours for today’s brief event, with Harry wearing a suit and tie.Harry and Meghan Make First Joint Public Appearance Since Quitting Royal Family|Tom Sykes|September 23, 2021|The Daily Beast
Investigating genetic links between grapheme–colour synaesthesia and neuropsychiatric traits.The Beauty of Crossed Brain Wires - Issue 104: Harmony|Sidney Perkowitz|August 18, 2021|Nautilus
I designed a pattern for the colour work that would signify everything about these games!Tom Daley Has Unveiled His Olympic Knitting Masterpiece|Melissa Locker|August 6, 2021|Time
The human body comes in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours, yet people outside the perceived norm have often been seen as threatening, ridiculous or hateful.
You know the cartoon segment that used to be in colour in rancid old newspapers?The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soul Survivor, a Christian organization based out of the UK, filmed one of their ‘Colour Chaos’ events with GoPros.
Matisse (1869–1954) called it “cutting directly into colour” and the process itself is as fascinating as the results.This Summer, Get Thee To London For The RSC’s Henry IV|Emma Woolf|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was wonderfully beautiful, but her colour was too deep and her lovely eyes were too bright.
I knew every volume by its colour and examined them all, passing slowly around the library and whistling to keep up my spirits.
The sleeves of his doublet which protruded from his leather casing were of the same colour and material as his trunks.
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.
Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.
Liking for a single colour is a considerably smaller display of mind than an appreciation of the relation of two colours.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
British Dictionary definitions for colour
- an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths
- the aspect of visual perception by which an observer recognizes this attribute
- the quality of the light producing this aspect of visual perception
- (as modifier)colour vision
- a colour, such as red or green, that possesses hue, as opposed to achromatic colours such as white or black
- (as modifier)a colour television; a colour film Compare black-and-white (def. 2)
- the skin complexion of a person, esp as determined by his race
- (as modifier)colour prejudice; colour problem